Witnesses sought in suspicious death

An autopsy is expected later this week on the body of a male found in a car abandoned beside the bridge into Sayward.

The RCMP’s Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has taken over an investigation into what is being classed a suspicious death and had the road into Sayward closed Saturday evening and most of the day Sunday. Just before 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, Sayward RCMP located an abandoned vehicle, a 2009 grey Honda Accord, on the west side of the one-way bridge into Sayward. Investigators discovered the body of an adult male inside, deceased.

The victim has been identified as a 30-year-old male, who was reported missing on Saturday evening to the Campbell River RCMP. His name is not being released, pending notification of kin.

VIIMCU, working with the Sayward and Campbell River RCMP, is looking for witnesses to determine the timeline leading up to the victim’s death.

The victim was last seen leaving a residence in Campbell River on Friday at approximately 1 p.m., driving the 2009 grey Honda Accord, bearing licence plate BR126G.

If you have information about the whereabouts of this vehicle between 1 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 12, contact one of the following and cite VIIMCU File 2016-1315:

  • Sayward RCMP at 250-282-5522;
  • Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221
  • Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), Text Crimes (274637) or report your tip online.